Family caregivers may be spouses, partners, children, relatives, or friends who help the patient with activities of daily living and health care needs at home.
Many cancer patients today receive part of their care at home. Hospital stays are shorter than they used to be, and there are now more treatments that don't need an overnight hospital stay or can be given outside of the hospital. People with cancer are living longer and many patients want to be cared for at home as much as possible. This...
Table 2, Genes Associated with a High Susceptibility of Colorectal Cancer, was extensively revised.
Major Genetic Syndromes
Added text to state that in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, the cumulative risks have been estimated to be 32% to 54% for breast cancer and 21% for ovarian cancer.
The Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
The CHEK2 subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
The Hereditary mixed polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and revised.
The Serrated polyposis syndrome/Hyperplastic polyposis syndrome subsection was comprehensively reviewed and extensively revised.
Revised Table 12, Published Recommendations for Diagnosis and Surveillance of JPS, to include text about an additional study (cited Latchford et al. as reference 448).
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